Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2

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Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2
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Developer(s)The 3DO Company[a]
Publisher(s)The 3DO Company[b]
SeriesArmy Men
Platform(s)Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, PlayStation, PlayStation 2
ReleaseNintendo 64
  • NA: September 27, 2000[1]
Game Boy Color & PlayStation
  • NA: November 22, 2000[2]
  • EU: November 24, 2000
PlayStation 2
  • NA: March 22, 2001[3]
  • EU: April 6, 2001
Genre(s)Third-person shooter
Mode(s)Single player, multiplayer

Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by The 3DO Company for Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, PlayStation and PlayStation 2. The game is a direct sequel to Army Men: Sarge's Heroes. Unlike the previous game which was more dark in tone, this game has more of a lighthearted storyline.

Overview[edit]

Sarge's Heroes 2 starts where its predecessor left off. It is announced that the capture of Field Marshal Tannenberg will end the war. Since General Plastro has disappeared, it is suggested that he has become a victim of plastrification and been trapped in the real world. The game introduces Bridgette Bleu, a spy for the Blue Nation. She has developed a serum that reverses plastrification. The player's job as Sarge and sometimes Vikki is to destroy the serum, eliminate Tan soldiers, and capture Plastro and Tannenberg (and as Sarge sometimes have to rescue Vikki as she has a knack for getting into trouble).

In-game screenshot

The game goes between Sarge's 'realistic' world and real world, in which Sarge is the size of a typical plastic Army Man soldier. It features many interactive effects, such as breakable wine bottles, bustable soda cans and music that spikes in intensity when enemies attack.

The plot of the Game Boy Color port is completely different to the console ones, involving Sarge, Riff, Scorch and Vikki trying to stop a powerful Tan Nation resurgence against the Green Nation lead by the reappearance of General Plastro. The plot of this version is still a direct sequel to Army Men: Sarge's Heroes however.

Reception[edit]

Samuel Bass reviewed the PlayStation version of the game for Next Generation, rating it two stars out of five: "Better than the first one, but we'll be sticking with Air Attack 2 for our plastic battlefield fix".[27]

David Chen reviewed the PlayStation 2 version of the game for Next Generation, rating it one star out of five, and stated that "not much better than the original PlayStation version, which isn't saying much".[28]

The game received average reviews. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 56% and 48 out of 100 for the PlayStation version;[4][9] 55.99% and 54 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version, indicating "mixed or average reviews";[5][8] 50% for the Game Boy Color version;[6] and 48% and 46 out of 100 for the Nintendo 64 version.[7][10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ported to Game Boy Color by Game Brains.
  2. ^ Some PAL region releases are published by Midas Games under the Midas Touch label.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". www.3do.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2001. Retrieved 12 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". www.3do.com. Archived from the original on 14 October 2001. Retrieved 12 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". www.3do.com. Archived from the original on 14 October 2001. Retrieved 12 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  8. ^ a b "Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Army Men: Sarge's Heroes for PlayStation Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Army Men: Sarge's Heroes for Nintendo 64 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  11. ^ Holoka, Chris. "Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 (N64) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  12. ^ Thompson, Jon. "Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 (PS) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  13. ^ Thompson, Jon. "Army Men: Sarge's Heroes (PS2) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  14. ^ "Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 135. October 2000. p. 178. Retrieved May 19, 2022.
  15. ^ EGM staff (June 2001). "Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 (PS2)". Electronic Gaming Monthly.
  16. ^ "REVIEW for Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 (N64)". GameFan. September 20, 2000.
  17. ^ Kato, Matthew (June 2001). "Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 (PS2)". Game Informer. No. 98. Archived from the original on April 3, 2008. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  18. ^ Lambchop (January 19, 2001). "Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 Review for PlayStation on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on March 15, 2004. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  19. ^ Sanders, Shawn (March 18, 2001). "Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 Review (PS2)". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on April 18, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2022.
  20. ^ Satterfield, Shane (March 21, 2001). "Army Men 2: Sarge's Heroes 2 Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  21. ^ Lopez, Miguel (October 13, 2000). "Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 Review (N64)". GameSpot. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  22. ^ Provo, Frank (December 13, 2000). "Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 Review (PS)". GameSpot. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  23. ^ Casamassina, Matt (September 26, 2000). "Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 (N64)". IGN. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  24. ^ Harris, Craig (February 6, 2001). "Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 (GBC)". IGN. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  25. ^ Smith, David (November 21, 2000). "Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 (PS)". IGN. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  26. ^ Smith, David (March 27, 2001). "Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  27. ^ a b Bass, Samuel (February 2001). "Finals" (PDF). Next Generation. Vol. 4, no. 2. Imagine Media. p. 80. Retrieved May 19, 2022.
  28. ^ a b Chen, David (July 2001). "Finals". Next Generation. Vol. 4, no. 7. Imagine Media. p. 80.
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